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Carnan Cruithneachd


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
729 m (2391 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
54 of 222 Grahams
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Cairn of the Picts

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn
Only £6.29  (£13.49 Laminated) from  

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Carnan Cruithneachd rises in steep, rugged slopes to the S of Glen Elchaig, although its S slopes are more gradual.

The summit lies approx 2.5km to the W of the Falls of Glomach which are worth visiting.

Access is possible using tracks from either Strath Coe to the S or Glen Elchaig to the N.

Hazards you may encounter on Carnan Cruithneachd include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Carnan Cruithneachd

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Carnan Cruithneachd Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Carnan Cruithneachd
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
9.1 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carnan Cruithneachd.

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 Routes that include Carnan Cruithneachd

We currently have no routes listed for Carnan Cruithneachd.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

Submitting a GPX tracklog for this Graham will allow us to speed up the route authoring process.


Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carnan Cruithneachd

 Baggers Gallery for Carnan Cruithneachd

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The logging section stores any entries for Carnan Cruithneachd in your own log. From here you can
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Carnan Cruithneachd
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Carnan Cruithneachd or read what others have had to say.

Alan Puckrin
wrote on
May 4, 2014
Carnan Cruithneachd is a tremendous hill with more character and better views than many of its loftier neighbours. The views from the summit cairn to Glen Elchaig and Loch na Leithreach are fantastic. A good circuit can be had from Glen Croe in the south and taking the stalkers path which goes to the west of the hill. Cut up steep slopes (plenty of scrambling opportunities) to the summit. Thereafter drop down east until you reach the Falls of Glomach path which can be taken SW back to the start. Allow 6 hours (includes a good break at the grassy summit!)

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